This book is a revised and updated version of the catalogue published by the National Gallery of Victoria in conjunction with its exhibition of oriental trade ceramics in South East Asia held in Melbourne and other Australian cities during the course of 1980.
The exhibition was a "feast for the senses" whose outstanding features have been preserved in the pages of this book along with of the fabulous trade in ceramics from China and from within South-East Asia itself. As professor Wang Gungwu has said, "the traditional trade in oriental ceramics may not be as well-known as that in silk, spices or tea, but is certainly no less significant in advancing Western undertanding of Asia.". John Guy was the Assistant Keeper in the Indian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London.
Published by Oxford University Press, Singapore, 1986
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